Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wenatchee Confluence State Park

We went to this park to see the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. The park is so large that we just kept walking and never got to the actual part where the rivers join. We're used to the big rushing, turbulent mix when the Columbia meets the Pacific ocean so this may have been pretty calm in comparison, but It still would have been cool to see it. It's a large park, 197 acres full of camping spots, swimming area and boat launch. I bet the place is really hopping in the summer!





Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

If you are into rock climbing or major hiking, might I suggest a visit to Peshastin Pinnacles State Park. We aren't devotees of either but still wanted to stop by to check it out. I love different rock formations and these were pretty cool. If you get high enough you will have a great view of the vineyards and orchards below.









Apple Capital Loop Trail

One evening and the following morning we walked some of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The trail is all paved and wide to accommodate  bikers and walkers alike. It's about 10 miles in all but we only did a small portion of it. It borders the Columbia River and the view is magnificent from any angle. Good fall weather made the walk even more enjoyable.
















Friday, November 2, 2018

Pumpkins, Gourds, and Apples Oh My

One place we enjoy in Peshastin, Wa., is Smallwood's Harvest. They sell mostly fruits and vegis but also draw families for their petting zoo. We bought some apples and other goodies and always love how they decorate.










Saturday, October 13, 2018

Centennial Trail

We haven't been anywhere really photo worthy lately, but this past week we've been to this particular part of the Centennial Trail twice. The Centennial Trail runs 40 miles along the Spokane river from the Idaho state border to Nine Mile Falls, Wa. We happened to find the beginning (or the end) in Nine Mile Falls. The trail goes right through downtown Spokane but this area is much quieter. My favorite times for hiking (fancy word for walking) is in the spring and fall.

The water was so still and we saw some beautiful reflections. We only got a little over a mile in before we turned around but it was a lovely walk.












Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Day 6

We're getting a little tired so took our time getting up. Had a big breakfast, then headed out to Ecola State Park for a short hike. There is always a great view from there. We wanted to walk a certain trail we have done before but it's been awhile so we got confused. By the time we figured out we were on the wrong one it was too late to do the right one. It was still pretty anyway, so it wasn't a total loss.









After we left there, we went into Cannon Beach. It wasn't crowded like we thought it would be so it was very enjoyable to walk around. Grabbed a slice of pizza, shared an ice-cream cone and got some taffy.

We capped off our week and evening with a fire and roasting marshmallows. We didn't get to see a sunset, it was foggy on the only night we had time. We're heading back home in the morning and will stay at a motel on Mt. Rainier. It was a great trip, and we kept very busy. New memories were made, we had lots of laughs and got on each others' nerves a few times. But it wouldn't be a family vacation without some of that!